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Leland Fellow

Rhiley Allbee

10th Class, 2019-2021

Rhiley’s passion lies in facilitating sustainable and harmonious relationships between people and their environments. She completed a MS at Michigan Technological University in Forest Ecology as a part of the Peace Corps Master’s International program. Her master’s thesis focused on local perceptions of forest change in the region of Kaffrine, Sénégal, where she served as an Agroforestry Extension Agent with the United States Peace Corps. Through this work, Rhiley empowered small-holder farmers by facilitating the implementation of improved practices and techniques related to agroforestry and agriculture, ultimately leading to increased productivity and yields. Prior to becoming a Leland Fellow, Rhiley worked for the non-profit organization Forest Stewards Guild in Santa Fe, New Mexico promoting sustainable forest management through ecologically, economically, and socially responsible forestry practices. Her undergraduate degree is in Biology from Saginaw Valley State University.

Host Organization: Global Green Growth Institute

First Year Placement
Seoul, South Korea

Second Year Placement
Kigali, Rwanda